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Anakin2

capacity of avenue and lightrail

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  • whats the capacity of  avenuetracks and lightrailtrack and monorailtracks and stations.
    there not bescribe in rushhour manual.

    and what i have to do when my railroadtracks are overload of traffic.
    do i have to split them ?

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    There are many helpful and useful items on Simtropolis.. in fact TOO MANY.. 4.gif If you do a search you will find (among others) this table fo transportation info.. hope it helps, but if it's not what you need I suggest the FORUMS OMNIBUS section for many useful considerations.

    with respect to solutions fo overloading, whatever works is fine.. examine where the traffic is and provide parallel and /or alternate routes to where the sims want to go... this is in some respects the game.. 4.gif 

    There are LOTS of discussions on traffic design and solutions.. I suggest that between them and your game play, you will find workable answers for your layout and goals..

    Happy Sim'ing

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    Capacity is a function of stops, like bus stops and monorail stops, which is listed in the above links. Segments of transportation are affected by congestion, where traffic slows down and in the case of streets and roads, more accidents occur. Congestion will also raise pollution levels.

    Streets congest at 100 cars, roads congest at 1000 cars, and I think avenues are 2000 cars. Higher road forms also have faster transit speeds (think of it as higher speed limits, all things being equal).

    But to your question, I believe intersections which requires traffic to yield may increase congestion. You can avoid this by limiting intersections and using over/underpasses, at least those available in NAM.

    If your railroads are too congested, it may be time to lay more track. Some people find improvements by dedicating some tracks to freight and others to passenger, although the debate continues on that. You might also think of taking tracks heavily used by passenger and upgrade them to elevated. I prefer connecting them to subway rather than to lightrail for both aesthetic and maintenance cost reasons.

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